Morning Musings: Colossians 1:15-20

“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.  For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities–all things were created through him and for him.  And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.  And he is the head of the body, the church.  He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent.  For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.”  (ESV – Read the chapter)

This is one of the most exalted pictures of Jesus in all of the Scriptures.  It is a good reminder that the Jesus we serve and whose birth we will celebrate this next month is not just our friend, He is also our Lord.  Today we often see such an emphasis on Jesus as our friend and our personal Savior who knows us intimately that we lose sight of His glory. Read the rest…